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1st Journal Page Finished – Well…Kind of…

A New Month, means a New Challenge
‘Blots and Splashes’

Something a little different, from me anyway, this month…
I had a go at journalling!
I was crafty skyping with Shirley and playing with Gelatos in my journal book that has never been used.  It was a great opportunity to play and experiment with something new. 
I started out by just putting down a gelato background, then adding lots of stenciling and splots and splashes.  
Stenciling is magical on gelatos.  I only have 8 colours and I think I have used at least 6 of them on this page.  I need more!!!
  After the background was laid down, and adding lots of splashes of ink and stamping blots with Visible Image stamps, I then started wondering what to do with it???
My journal is 8″ x 8″, which is quite large for me, so I figured that I needed large stamps – so logical aren’t I?
Out came the Jumbo Grapes from Stampendous!

 They were fun to colour in.  I used my Inktense pencils.
With more ink, and more blots on the leaves.
Even though this was turned into an inspiration piece for FSC, by nature, journalling is a very personal thing.
I started thinking of the music festivals that I’ve been to over the years (logical, grapes = wine= festivals) and that is when I started turning it into a proper journal page.
I added a saxaphone player, from Visible Image, because it reminded me of a festival that I went to in Melbourne a few years back that got rained out when a freak storm hit from off the ocean…Joe Camilleri was playing the sax at the time!
Joe Camilleri heads The Black Sorrows, a favourite band of mine.
I thought I had finished…but then I decided to fill in the spaces with cut-out letters from a newspaper, making up the names of bands that I have seen.  Did you notice that I put Inxs near the wine? (I just thought it would be a funny place to put it).  I haven’t seen this band IRL, but I wish I had’ve.  They would’ve been amazing!
My bands are Australian bands, and mainly from the 80’s.  Some of them are still performing around different festivals today.

The border was done using a Dylusions border stamp.
This is my first finished journal page.
Though I get the feeling that I will be adding more band names to it over time…are any journal pages ever really finished?
It was a huge project for me which was put together over a couple of crafty skype sessions.  A big thank you to Shirley for kicking my butt to try something new!
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

Enjoy!

  

“Sparkle In The Rain”

Sparkle In The Rain
is one of the new gorgeous stamp sets put out by Visible Image.
It is a beautiful silhouette!
After inking up part of the background with distress inks,
I have flicked a little bleach onto the background for more of a wintry effect.  Then flicked a little Distress ink in the white area to bring it all together.
And of course a little doodling just for fun!
The stamps used are ~
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I love Paris…even in the rain!

I Love Paris…Even In The Rain

At Fashionable Stamping Challenges this month we have the theme
of Winter In Paris!

Living nowhere near Europe, and with our seasons in Australia the opposite to those in Europe,
I had to really put my thinking cap on for this challenge.
I didn’t even know whether it snows in Paris!
So, my thoughts went to what I thought Winter was ~ and any-which-way I looked at it I couldn’t escape the rain!
 So my piece for you this month has Wintry colours and rain.
The background uses purple and blue DI’s on an acrylic block that was lightly spritzed with water.
Then placed onto some white card.  
A little water flicking,
and a little bleach,
and voila, that was my background.

My writing is a little dodgy, 
but I think it suits the card just the same.

Masking is one of my favourite things to do, it adds so much depth…so
the stamping is done using masking to create layers.
Then I also used masking of the inked area to stamp some drips…to add another couple of layers!
In the end, this is a monochromatic one-layer piece.
And, even with it’s simplicity, it is one of my favourite makes for this year!
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoyed this as much as me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges~

“Play It Loud!”

My baby turns 18 this month…
boy, how the time flies!!!
Seeing as how he loves to play the guitar…
VERY LOUD…
I wanted to make a card for him that suits his passion 
and this is what I have come up with.
Lots of layers of distress inks helps!
I have been learning how to create even more depth with layers through Marjie Kemper’s on-line classes, here…there is always something new to learn.

I have learnt…
to shut doors when it gets toooo loud…
to let him have his space…
to enjoy every minute of it…
Happy Birthday Scott!
sssh, this is him a couple of years ago playing on stage with a bass guitar at a school concert 
– only 2 days practice at using the bass and he says “how hard can it be…it only has 4 strings”
Enjoy!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~

“Silhouettes”

“Silhouettes”
is the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
this fortnight.
Sometimes when we think of silhouettes we think largish stamps with completely filled in solid shapes.
When I thought about this
(and realised that I didn’t have all that many of this style of stamp)
I thought that it can be any stamp with solid bits…not necessarily large shapes…as long as you don’t have to colour anything in.

If you use your imagination you could think of 
word stamps as a kind of silhouette…(well…maybe?)
and I used one of my favourites as my center piece.
The border around these words are made with a steel ruler
which had been run through an ink pad. 
Another clean shape!
The feather was a fairly solid shape so I used this along with the flower and a bird
which all had solid lines (with nothing to colour in!)
In fact, the beauty of using solid lines and shapes means
that you don’t need to worry about colouring at all…pretty cool hey!
For the background I used alcoholic inks and swiped specialty paper through it to give a great splash of colour against
 the blackness of the silhouettes.

I discovered this time that when you use white pen on specialty paper (and alcohol ink) it actually stays there…sometimes I have had to go back a re-do white dots when it is on other mediums – this was just a nice surprise that I wasn’t expecting.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Enjoy!